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Secondary Physical Education PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Physical Education Mathematics Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Secondary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course outline

Staffordshire University is a well established institution for teacher training.
The 36-week Physical Education PGCE course is based at the Stoke Campus. It is designed to develop your:

  • ability to teach Physical Education to pupils in the 11-19 age range;
  • ability to promote a balanced Physical Education programme that inspires the next generation to be physically literate;
  • reflections on Physical Education subject knowledge and pedagogy;

University based sessions will enable you to reflect on teaching and learning as well as develop your understanding of how children learn. It will build on your existing expertise in Physical Education and provide you with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of Physical Education in the secondary school context (including how to approach differentiation, assessment and planning for a variety of sports).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date



Teaching Practice (Evidence) - Core
Subject Knowledge for Learning and Teaching - Core
Educational and Professional issues - Core
Learning and Teaching in Subject (Reflection) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

For this course, you need a degree in Physical Education or a related subject and a GCSE grade C/4 or above in both English Language and Mathematics, we also expect you to be confident in technology. After you apply, we’ll arrange a selection interview. During the interview process we will assess your subject knowledge and personal qualities, such as communication skills, resilience for teaching, and how easy you’ll find it to relate to secondary age students. If you accept a formal offer, you’ll need to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and you’ll need clearance to work with children (Enhanced DBS).

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University has decades of experience providing first-rate postgraduate education across a broad range of disciplines. The award-winning institution offers courses designed in collaboration with learning industry experts in a bid to provide solutions to the challenges of tomorrow. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare...more

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